Scouting's Journey to Excellence

Seven ways Journey to Excellence helps your unit

from Bryan on Scouting's blog

  1. Offers a framework for planning the year.
  2. Helps you evaluate your unit.
  3. Points to areas where your unit can do better.
  4. Provides specific guidelines and standards for what Scouting success looks like.
  5. Warns you of potential problems before they hinder your unit.
  6. Recognizes good packs, troops, teams, crews, ships, or posts.
  7. Establishes benchmarks for you to get tips and ideas from other units.

Voice of the Scout

Voice of the Scout is a survey of adult leaders and Scouts 14+ to determine what makes people recommend Scouting to others.

Surveys are sent twice a year and take just a few minutes to fill out.

Please make sure that Eric Miele has your current e-mail address so you can participate! VOS participation is a JTE objective at the district and council levels.

"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's new performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is replacing the Centennial Quality Awards Program as a means of encouraging excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

Cub Scout Packs · Boy Scout Troops
Venturing Crews · Varsity Scout Teams


Cub Scout Packs

  1. Advancement
  2. Retention
  3. Building Cub Scouting
  4. Outdoor activities
  5. Trained leadership
  6. Day/resident camp
  7. Service projects
  8. Leadership planning
  9. Webelos-to-Scout transition
  10. Budget
  11. Pack and den meetings
  12. Fitness
  13. Re-register on time

Boy Scout Troops

  1. Advancement
  2. Retention
  3. Building Boy Scouting
  4. Trained leadership
  5. Short-term camping
  6. Long-term camping
  7. Patrol method
  8. Service projects
  9. Webelos-to-Scout transition
  10. Budget
  11. Courts of honor / parents meetings
  12. Fitness
  13. Re-register on time

Venturing Crews

  1. Activities
  2. Building Venturing
  3. Retention
  4. Youth leadership
  5. Service projects
  6. Trained leadership
  7. Super activity
  8. Parents meetings
  9. Budget
  10. Fitness
  11. Re-register on time

Varsity Scout Teams

  1. Advancement
  2. Retention
  3. Building Varsity Scouting
  4. Trained leadership
  5. Five fields of emphasis
  6. Long-term high-adventure
  7. Team/squad method
  8. Service projects
  9. Scout-to-Varsity transition
  10. Budget
  11. Courts of honor / parents meetings
  12. Fitness
  13. Re-register on time